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Maxine Waters Breaks Her Silence The Congressional Ethics Committee has said there is "substantial reason" to believe Maxine Waters may have violated House ethics rules, but has not made public the charges against her. It has been reported that she helped set up a meeting between former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and the National Bankers Association , which was looking for help from TARP, the Troubled Assets Relief Program. The Association includes One United Bank of Massachusetts. Waters' husband, Sidney Williams, resigned as a director of One United five months before the meeting took place, although he still held stock in the bank. Three months after Waters' request, One United received $12 million in bailout funds. The Congresswoman has demanded that charges against her be made public now and that a hearing be held before the November election. (Earl Ofari Hutchinson will interview Congresswoman Waters on KTYM, 1460AM on August 6, 9:30-10am.)
Harbor-UCLA to Take Over King/Drew Hospital The King/Drew Medical Center was opened by LA County after the Watts Riots of 1965, to provide much-needed medical care in South Central Los Angeles. But King/Drew has been plagued by years of bad management and inadequate staffing, which led to the unnecessary deaths of an alarming number of patients. Late last month, King/Drew flunked yet another federal inspection , and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid decided to pull out $200 million--half the hospital's budget. Though the hospital won't go out of business, it won't be the same, either. County Supervisors today agreed unanimously to put it under the control of Harbor-UCLA , another County facility 10 miles away. How much will medical services be cut back for the people who live in South-Central LA? Will doctors, nurses and other staff be able to keep their jobs? What are the consequences for Harbor-ULCA? We talk with some of the major players.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.